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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Psychology (PSY)
with a Concentration in Cognition, Neuroscience & Social Psychology (PCN)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 42.0101
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department (PSY)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue PCD4118G
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Sandra Schneider
Phone: 813-974-0928
Email: sandra@usf.edu

Website: http://psychology.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The graduate faculty of the Psychology Department is divided into three broad concentrations: Clinical, Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational. Each of these areas offer Ph.D. level training in the following areas of special expertise.

Clinical Personality and Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment and Interventions, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology.

Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Judgment and Decision Making, Development, Memory, Perception, Social. In addition, with faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Cognitive and Neural Sciences faculty offer a specialization in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences.

Industrial-Organizational Selection, Training and Evaluation of Organization Members, Job Analysis, Motivation and Satisfaction, Occupational Health Psychology, Organizational Theory, Leadership, Organizational Change. Methodological offerings across areas cover Psychometrics, Statistics, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, and Research Design.

Accreditation:
Clinical Program accredited by the American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools; Clinical Program: American Psychological Association, Psychological Clinical Sciences Accreditation System, and member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: Apply through Ph.D.
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Not a terminal M.A. - Admission only through Ph.D.; see Ph.D. requirements.

Admissions Status: Admission to Ph.D. only

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Major Requirements

The Department of Psychology does not admit students seeking a terminal M.A. degree in Psychology. Additional information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook: http://psychology.usf.edu/policies/students.aspx

Total Minimum Hours: 30
Individual concentrations may require more than 30 hours for accreditation.
Students are required to earn B- or better for each required course

Core 7 hours
Concentrations 17 hours minimum
Thesis 6 hours

Core requirements 7 hours
PSY 6217 4Research Methods and Measurement (Regression and Analysis of Variance)
PSY 60653Introduction to Advanced Psychology

Students select from the following Concentrations:

Clinical Psychology Concentration 19 hours minimum
Required Courses:
CLP 6166 3Psychopathology
CLP 6438 3Psychological Assessment: Theory and Research
CLP 7379 3Graduate Seminar in Clinical Psychology (Evidence-Based Assessment)
CLP 7188 3Clinical Psychological Interventions (Theory and Research)
PSY 6946 2Practicum and Internship in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Skills for Psychological Intervention)
PSY 7931 2Seminar in Ethics and Professional Problems
In addition, students select at least one of the following, chosen in consultation with the major professor
EDF 7484 3Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
GEY 6403 3Multivariate Statistical Analyses for Aging Research
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Psychometrics)
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Experimental Design & ANOVA)
EDF 7437 3Advanced Educational Measurement I
SOP 6058 3Personality and Social Psychology (Social Psychology)
EXP 6608 3Cognitive Psychology
EXP 7099 3Graduate Seminar in Experimental Psychology (The Nature of Emotion)
CLP 7379 3Graduate Seminar in Clinical-Community Psychology (Emotion and its Disorders)
PSB 6056 3Physiological Psychology
CLP 6937 3Topics in Clinical Psychology (Human Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience)
3One other elective Method/Statistics course, chosen in consultation with major professor

Cognition, Neurosciences, & Social Psychology (CNS) Concentration 17 hours minimum
Required Courses
PSY 6217 4Research Methods and Measurement (Experimental Design & ANOVA)
A minimum of two of the following:
EXP 66083Cognitive Psychology
PSB 60563Physiological Psychology
SOP 60583Personality and Social Psychology (Social Psychology)
A minimum of two three-credit CNS seminars:
EXP 7099 6Graduate Seminar in Experimental Psychology
Students in the CNS concentration may be allowed to substitute advanced three-hour courses in cognition, neuroscience, or social psychology for one or more of the content requirements with the written permission of the CNS Area Director.
A minimum of at least one of the following:
PSY 69171Directed Research
PSY 69071Independent Study

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Concentration 18 hours minimum
PPE 6058 3 Personality
INP 6935 3Topics in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Personnel Psychology)
INP 6935 3Topics in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Organizational Psychology)
PSY 7931 3Seminar in Ethics and Professional Problems
PSY 6217 3Research Methods and Measurement (Psychometrics)
INP 6935 3Topics in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Organizational Research Methods)

Other information:
Procedures and guidelines for the different concentrations are described in detail in the Psychology Graduate Student Handbook: http://psychology.usf.edu/policies/students.aspx.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

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